The best buttermilk pie recipe is simple to make and combines buttermilk with ingredients such as eggs, flour and sugar. Some recipes use spices and flavorings such as vanilla and nutmeg, and softened butter is used to add creaminess. Buttermilk pie recipes commonly use various amounts of lemon juice.
To make a classic buttermilk pie beat eggs in a bowl until frothy, and beat in the softened butter, sugar and the flour, mixing until smooth. Next, stir the buttermilk into the batter, followed by vanilla extract, choice of spice and the lemon juice. Pour the mixture into a pie shell, and bake until the center of the pie is firm.
Cooks who want to make both the buttermilk pie filling and pie crust from scratch can use the recipe featured at the Taste of Home website, which includes instructions for the entire pie. Create the pie crust dough by combining shortening with cold milk, flour and a little salt. Roll the dough into a thin circle, and place it into a 10-inch pie plate. Mix the filling ingredients together in a bowl and pour into the crust.
A low-fat version of buttermilk pie is featured at Food Network website. This version uses 1 1/4 cups of low-fat buttermilk and only two eggs.